If you have been attacked by a dog, your actions in the next hours and days are important for your health and safety.  At Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, our Connecticut dog bite attorneys also feel that this time is crucial for protecting your rights to compensation should you decide to pursue it. Being attacked by a dog takes a toll on both your emotions and your physical well-being, so seeking medical attention should be your first priority.

After you've sought medical attention, be sure to contact our Stamford injury attorneys immediately so we can help you with your case. Call us at (877) 801-6202.

How Our Dog Bite Attorneys Will Help

We will help you document your incident so that we can effectively represent you in court. We recommend that you document all of your injuries. You might even have the doctor take pictures with your camera. Also, try to find out who owns the dog that attacked you. If possible, contact witnesses of the attack. Make sure you have their full names, addresses, and consent to act as witnesses.

We also advise that you contact local animal control about the attack. It is important that you report the attack so authorities know about potentially dangerous dogs and can determine what is the best course of action to control them. Animal control may be able to tell you whether the dog has attacked people before.

Our attorneys also recommend that you do not have any contact with the dog owner until you actually file a lawsuit. Talking to the dog’s owner is more likely to hurt your case than help it. You are also not required to give a statement to the dog owner’s insurance company, though they may request it, and you should be skeptical of any offer made by the insurance company. Please, have it reviewed by our lawyers before discussing it.

Contact Our Stamford Injury Lawyers

If you have been the victim of a dog attack and need legal assistance, please contact the experienced Connecticut dog bite attorneys at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh today.  Our lawyers help dog bite victims in Danbury, Waterbury, Stamford, New Haven, Ridgefield and throughout Connecticut. We operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means you won't pay a dime unless we win a settlement for you. Please contact us today and let us help get you back on your feet! Call (877) 801-6202.